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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 2, 2011 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An unprovoked personal best 25 shows list

AR -

Wander 100 yards off the Appalachian Trail blindfolded in eastern Tennessee/western NC and you'd be hard pressed to find your way back.

Sometimes those old, worn down ranges have their own mystique, magical attraction and X factor.

I don't know if that makes any sense or not - but I'm sure I could find a show in every year from '66-'95 to make it to a top 100 list. Certainly some years will contribute more shows, but all mountain ranges have trails.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 2, 2011 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An unprovoked personal best 25 shows list

True. But that's why I like the comparison. It gives each its due.

edit: "True" on the trails comparison. But do you really think that every single year would contribute at least one show to a Top 100 list? (Not great moments/"trails," but great whole shows, soup to nuts, which I think is what a Top 100 list is about, vs the "desert island" idea.) I'm definitely with you in feeling there are wonderful shows all across the time span, but boy, there'd be some awful stiff competition for the mid '90s shows that tried ...

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-05-02 17:59:13

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 2, 2011 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An unprovoked personal best 25 shows list

Nice analogy Mando, but I'd have to point out that Mt. Mitchell is never going to be considered among the 100 greatest mountains in the world along side Everest, K2, Lhotse, Aconcagua, Denali, Mont Blanc, Mt Elbrus, etc...

So how was Jackie Greene at The Jewish Mother?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 2, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An unprovoked personal best 25 shows list

Maybe not Mitchell, but I'm up for a weekend on the AT a little further west from Roane Mountain down to Spivey Gap anytime. That stretch in mid-October will hold its own with any of the other greats. Kind of like a really good single malt matching up with against a really good IPA - completely different but both excellent in their own right.

Go see Jackie Greene - he put on a good show. I have no idea what the setlist was and am hoping a tape goes up on the archive soon. I'd go see him again if he comes through Va Beach. Waylon Speed opened and was outstanding - he's on the artist lineup for FloydFest and I'm looking forward to seeing him again too. I'd have to say I almost enjoyed Waylon Speed more than Jackie.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 2, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An unprovoked personal best 25 shows list

Thanks for the report!

I will probably go see Jackie on Sunday. I'll let you know what I think...